HaK (ATCC® CCL-15)

Organism: Mesocricetus auratus, hamster, Syrian golden  /  Tissue: kidney  /  Disease: normal

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Organism Mesocricetus auratus, hamster, Syrian golden
Tissue kidney
Product Format frozen
Morphology epithelial
Culture Properties adherent
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Disease normal
Age adult
Gender male
Storage Conditions liquid nitrogen vapor phase
Tumorigenic Yes
Yes, in hamsters
Virus Resistance
poliovirus 1, 2, 3; adenovirus 3; coxsackievirus A4, A8, B1; herpes simplex; smallpox (variola); influenzaviruses (Asian)
Complete Growth Medium

Complete Growth Medium

The base medium for this cell line is Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium (ATCC® No. 30-2003). 

To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: 

Calf Serum (ATCC® No. 30-2030) to a final concentration of 10%.

This medium is formulated for use in 5% CO2.

Subculturing Volumes used in this protocol are for 75 cm2 flask; proportionally reduce or increase amount of dissociation medium for culture vessels of other sizes.
  1. Remove and discard culture medium.
  2. Briefly rinse the cell layer with 0.25% (w/v) Trypsin-0.53mM EDTA solution to remove all traces of serum which contains trypsin inhibitor.
  3. Add 2.0 to 3.0 mL of Trypsin-EDTA solution to flask and observe cells under an inverted microscope until cell layer is dispersed (usually within 5 to 15 minutes).
    Note: To avoid clumping do not agitate the cells by hitting or shaking the flask while waiting for the cells to detach. Cells that are difficult to detach may be placed at 37ºC to facilitate dispersal.
  4. Add 6.0 to 8.0 mL of complete growth medium and aspirate cells by gently pipetting.
  5. Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels.
  6. Incubate cultures at 37°C.

Subcultivation Ratio: A subcultivation ratio of 1:2 to 1:6 is recommended
Medium Renewal: 2 to 3 times per week

Note: For more information on enzymatic dissociation and subculturing of cell lines consult Chapter 10 in Culture of Animal Cells, a manual of Basic Technique by R. Ian Freshney, 3rd edition, published by Alan R. Liss, N.Y., 1994.

Cryopreservation Complete growth medium, 95%; DMSO, 5%. Cell culture tested DMSO is available as ATCC Catalog No. 4-X.

Culture Conditions Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: 5% CO2
Name of Depositor AE Moore
Deposited As Mesocricetus auratus
Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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